Thursday, April 27, 2017

Hot Off the Hook: Coffee Mug Cozy

Just finished and wanted to share...

The free pattern is Picot Drops Mug Cozy by Rebeckah Ferger.  

I didn’t have sport/fine (2) weight yarn called for in the pattern, so I used the DK/light (3) yarn that I had on hand and went down a hook size from the recommended G to an F and it turned out nicely.

Also, Row 4 was a bit confusing in pattern/writing, but thankfully there was a video and once I was able to see it visually it was easy-peasy! Extremely quick to work up. I’d say it took less than 30 minutes. 

One of the things I really like about this cozy vs. others I've seen is that there are loops on each end that wrap around the handle of the having to find just the right buttons and then fiddling with getting them sewn on. I love it! 


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Crochet Minnie Mouse Set

One of my very best friends since childhood is about to be a 1st time Grandma! Such an exciting time for her! When she sent me a pic of a Minnie Mouse set and asked if I could make it, I couldn't wait to get started! I have seen some pretty cute patterns for Minnie Mouse already, so I didn't feel the need to reinvent the wheel and decided to support a fellow fiber artist by purchasing a pattern. The pattern that really seemed to fit the bill of what I was looking for was the Crochet Minnie Mouse Set by Stephanie Padilla.

What a super-sweet pattern! I got tickled every time I looked at it because it really did turn out so cute! I added a ruffle border around the legs of the diaper cover, because Minnie Mouse has ruffles! Also, for the hat I ended each round by joining to the 1st stitch of the round, and started the next round with a ch 1, then began the first stitch of the round in the same stitch as the ending join of the previous round throughout.

This could have easily been made in an evening or two if you had time to just sit down and work on it. My home is usually filled with my adult kiddos and my grandbabies, along with a flurry of activity so it took me almost two weeks, but that was totally not the pattern's fault. 

What do you think? Pretty cute, huh?